Design Miami/ Basel Welcome Cocktail 2013

Design Miami/
Jun 10, 2013 10:35am
On Sunday evening, Design Miami/ Basel 2013 celebrated the opening of the fair with clinking glass and electric conversation. The welcome cocktail at the Volkshaus was a vibrant happening, as it hosted a globally-representative crowd of collectors, designers, gallerists, curators, and others.
Even though a cold rain came through halfway – forcing the party out of the courtyard and upstairs – the crowd remained exuberant as they enjoyed Perrier-Jouët's Belle Epoque Rosé and buzzed about the upcoming week. The cocktail gave a good idea of the energy and spirit that’ll be circulating throughout Hall 1 Süd this week.
Some of the esteemed guests included: 
René Kamm and Mark Spiegler/
Patrizia Jousse, Caroline Sarkozy, Jacques Lacoste, and Philippe Jousse/
Simon Haas, Chris Coates, and Nikolai Haas/
Evan Reed, Janett Schickler, Mirta D'argenzio, and Stefanie Reed/
Marc Spiegler, Annette Schönholzer, and Craig Robins/
Liz Wendelbo, Ryan McKenna, and Egan Frantz/
Trey Sarten, Bethan Laura Wood, Paul James, and Anthony Ingham/
Eric Philippe, Sophie Gasquet, Leonore Bancilhon, and Francois Laffanour/
Niccolo Sprovieri and Elisabetta Cipriani/
David Maupin, Mercedes Zobel, and Massimo Redaelli/
Philippe Malouin, Mike Tiedy, and Paul James/
Perrier-Jouët, the exclusive champagne sponsor for Design Miami/ Basel, served their Belle Epoque Rosé champagne.
All photos by Seth Browarnik